Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) — With the Dallas Cowboys winning their eighth consecutive game on Sunday, the team doesn’t want to stop the positive momentum. And that’s why, they’re keeping rookie quarterback Dak Prescott as a starter next week.
“Dak has got a hot hand, and we’re going to go with it,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters Sunday following the team’s 35-30 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With Sunday’s win, Dallas now has an 8-1 record — the best in the NFL.
Prescott, 23, has been filling in for quarterback Tony Romo, who’s been out with a compression fracture in his back since the preseason. Despite being medically cleared last week and completing his second consecutive practice, Romo did not play on Sunday.
Romo, 36, will now be Prescott’s backup when the Cowboys face the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.
“It’s just going with the obvious,” Jones said. “You are going with how the team is doing right now.”
“It’s not hard. It’s not hard at all,” he added. “Tony would make the same decision. That’s what you do.”
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